Venezuela arrests pharmacy chain owners in 'economic war'

February 5, 2015 12:47 PM

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CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela has arrested two bosses of a major pharmacy chain accused of exacerbating long shopping lines in what President Nicolas Maduro calls "an economic war" underway in the recession-hit OPEC nation.

Farmatodo's executive president Pedro Angarita and operations vice-president Agustin Alvarez were picked up for questioning at the weekend and formally charged on Wednesday, the attorney general's office said in a statement.

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